Even though awards and accolades for 2013 are still pouring in, the 2014 tennis season is mere weeks away.
Every player enters a new season with goals and pressure to play well. However, some have more to prove than others.
Young guns like Jerzy Janowicz and Milos Raonic shoulder the burden of high expectations. However, they have yet to reach the point in their careers where they are expected to win it all.
Perennial runners-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer, remain Slam-less. But by repeatedly losing in big matches, these players have lowered expectations, thus they have less to prove.
This list focuses on players who are expected to snag titles and hoist trophies. It includes those with a chip on the shoulder, an ax to grind or a monkey to fling off the back.
Sometimes the more a player accomplishes, the more he has to prove. These are the players with the most to prove in 2014.